Ibn Sina's Remarks and admonitions : physics and metaphysics : an analysis and annotated translation
- Shams C. Inati.
- Uniform Title
- Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt. Part 2-3. English
- English. Translated from the Arabic.
- New York : Columbia University Press, 
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- xxiv, 218 pages ; 24 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-208) and index.
- Preface Analysis of the Text Part Two: Physics Prologue First Class: On the Substance of Bodies Second Class: On the Directions and Their Primary and Secondary Bodies Third Class: On the Terrestrial and Celestial Souls Supplement to the [Third] Class: On Expositing the Movements Produced by the Soul Part Three: Metaphysics Fourth Class: On Existence and Its Causes Fifth Class: Creation Ex Nihilo and Immediate Creation Sixth Class: On Ends, on Their Principles, and on the Arrangement of existence Seventh Class: On Abstraction Notes Bibliography Index.
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Al-Isharat wal-Tanbihat (Remarks and Admonitions) is one of the most mature and comprehensive philosophical works by Ibn Sina (Avicenna, 980-1037). Grounded in an exploration of logic (which Ibn Sina described as the gate to knowledge) and happiness (the ultimate human goal), the text illuminates the divine, the human being, and the nature of things through a wide-ranging discussion of topics. The sections of Physics and Metaphysics deal with the nature of bodies and souls as well as existence, creation, and knowledge. Especially important are Ibn Sina's views of God's knowledge of particulars, which generated much controversy in medieval Islamic and Christian philosophical and theological circles and provoked a strong rejection by eleventh-century philosopher al-Ghazali. This book provides the first annotated English translation of Physics and Metaphysics and edits the original Arabic text on which the translation is based. It begins with a detailed analysis of the text, followed by a translation of the three classes or groups of ideas in the Physics (On the Substance of Bodies, On the Directions and Their Primary and Secondary Bodies, and On the Terrestrial and Celestial Souls) and the four in the Metaphysics (On Existence and Its Causes, Creation Ex Nihilo and Immediate Creation, On Ends, on Their Principles, and on the Arrangement [of Existence], and On Abstraction. The Metaphysics closes with a significant discussion of the concepts of providence, good, and evil, which Ibn Sina uses to introduce a theodicy. Researchers, faculty, and students in philosophy, theology, religion, and intellectual history will find in this work a useful and necessary source for understanding Ibn Sina's philosophical thought and, more generally, the medieval Islamic and Christian study of nature, the world beyond, psychology, God, and the concept of evil.
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